Research Grant (L.869597) - OneAquaHealth via EURAXESS

University of Coimbra

Coimbra, Portugal 🇵🇹

Job Information

Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra

Research Field: Other

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country: Portugal

Application Deadline: 23/02/2023 – 23:59 (Europe/London)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 35

Offer Starting Date: 9/2/2023

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: HE

Reference Number: 869597

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 

University of Coimbra opens a call for one  FORMTEXT research fellowship, in the framework of the R&D project OneAquaHealth – Protecting urban aquatic ecosystems to promote One Health (reference: GA: 101086521), financed by European Commission through the Horizon Europe Program,in the following conditions:

Scientific area: Biology, Aquatic Ecology (fresh water), Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Faunistic resources, Ecological Restoration, or similar areas.

Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Master’s degree in biology, Aquatic Ecology (freshwater), Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Faunistic Resources, Ecological Restoration, or similar areas and being inscribed in a Doctoral program or in a non-degree course.

 â€śCourses not conferring an academic degree” must be related to the research fellowship’s activity type. “Courses not conferring an academic degree” are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a CiĂŞncia e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until thefellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled. The Regulation for Research Grants in no. 5 of Article no. 6 only admits the attribution of Research Scholarships to graduates and masters enrolled in cycles of study that do not confer an academic degree who have not exceeded two years to be fulfilled in different contracts of research grant.

Work plan/Objectives: The work plan will be framed by the objectives of the project OneAquaHealth – Protecting urban aquatic ecosystems to promote One Health (Horizon Europe). The researcher will investigate: a) how different levels of lotic ecosystems’ integrity, as result of the effects of urbanization over aquatic ecosystems, impair or benefit human physical and mental health; b) which are the stressors affecting urban stream ecosystems, that may cause more damage in human health; c) which environmental parameters enable the early detection of risks of diseases related to urban aquatic ecosystems integrity; d) how different management strategies may be used to mitigate those risks; e) which existing or proposed environmental laws, directives or regulations offer protection to the health of human and non-human beings in cities (considering the risks indicated before) and what should be added to protect the urban stream and river ecosystems health,  and the health of human and non-human beings simultaneously.

Regime: The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute , and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a CiĂŞncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.

Location: MARE- Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences and Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology  at the University of Coimbra.

Duration: 12 (twelve) months.

Renewal: Eventually renewable.

Scientific orientation: Professors Ana Raquel Calapez, Maria Alexandra Sousa AragĂŁo, Maria JoĂŁo de Medeiros BrazĂŁo Lopes Feio.

Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1144,64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.

Selection methods: Curriculum evaluation (70%) and interview (30%).

Selection criteria: Curriculum vitae evaluation (70%)

1.Absolute merit of Curriculum vitae (30%)

2.Academic background (20%)

3.Adequacy of the candidate’s profile to the work plane to be developed (40%)

4.Knowledge of foreign languages, particularly English (10%)

Interview (30%)

1.Ability to express oneself and verbal fluency (10%)

2.Motivation and interest (30%)

3.Knowledge and profile appropriate to the functions to be developed (60%).

Jury responsible for selection: Professors Maria Alexandra Sousa AragĂŁo, Maria JoĂŁo de Medeiros BrazĂŁo Lopes Feio and SalomĂ© Fernandes Pinheiro de Almeida.

Formalization of application:  FORMTEXT The following documents must accompany the submission of the application:

1)    Cover/motivation letter;

2)    Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV);

3)    Document(s) proving the candidate holds the indicated academic degree and/or diplomas;

4)    (optional during the application phase) Document proving the enrollment and registration in a cycle of studies, or in the “Course not conferring an academic degree” listed on the application notice. This registration can be made at any time after the application, as long as it occurs before the fellowship contract is signed;

5) The Declaration mentioned below, which will be made available in a separate form on the apply.uc.pt platform 

Declaration on the honor of the candidate(s) with the indication of the fellowship(s) of the typology to which the contest was held and the respective duration(s).

Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a Certificate of Recognition in accordance with applicable law. This document is mandatory only in the contractualization phase.

Applications submission: Applications must be submitted through the https://apply.uc.pt platform.

Submission of applications: Between 09/02/2023 and 23/02/2023.

Submission deadline date: 09/02/2023.

Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.

Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.

After the contracted period, the fellowship holder and supervisor must prepare the final report in accordance with the respective assessment criteria that were established.

Pursuant to subparagraph h) of Article 9 of the Portuguese Constitution, the University of Coimbra, as employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional development, and acts to prevent each and every kind of discrimination.

Therefore, no one can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or immune from any duty on account of, in particular, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.

Selection reserve list: A reserve list will be created which can be used up to one year after the application deadline for this call. 

Requirements

Research Field: Other

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Master’s degree in biology, Aquatic Ecology (freshwater), Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Faunistic Resources, Ecological Restoration, or similar areas and being inscribed in a Doctoral program or in a non-degree course.

Courses not conferring an academic degree” must be related to the research fellowship’s activity type. “Courses not conferring an academic degree” are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until thefellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled. The Regulation for Research Grants in no. 5 of Article no. 6 only admits the attribution of Research Scholarships to graduates and masters enrolled in cycles of study that do not confer an academic degree who have not exceeded two years to be fulfilled in different contracts of research grant.LanguagesENGLISHLevelGood

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1

Company/Institute: Universidade de Coimbra

Country: Portugal

City: Coimbra

Where to apply

Website: https://apply.uc.pt/IT137-23-071

Contact

City: Coimbra

Street: Rua Larga

Postal Code: 3004-504 Coimbra


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development